We’re back with Episode 5, “The Child’s Voice in Court: The Role of the Guardian ad Litem,” for our Beyond the Bench Season 2 podcast. In this episode, we take a break from our court cases to focus on the child. Find out how the child’s perspective is represented in court, through a guardian ad litem and the child him or herself. Continue Reading
Tag: Children As Parties
Minor Parties in 50B Cases
It is not uncommon for persons under 18 to commit acts of domestic violence or need protection from domestic violence. Common questions that arise include:
- Can a minor be a defendant in a 50B proceeding?
- If so, how is the child served and what happens when the child violates the DVPO?
- Can a minor be a plaintiff?
- Does a minor need to be a plaintiff to be protected by a DVPO?